The Toronto Comics Anthology is launching «Toronto Comics: Yonge At Heart», the fourth volume in its annual showcase of upcoming comic creators.
This full-colour anthology is ambitious and jammed full of incredible creators. This is our first project in colour, and is about taking our anthology project to the next level. The stories are great, the talent fierce, and we're really excited to share these unique and heartfelt stories with you!
Join us Wednesday evening for the launch and a signing for the latest volume!
Below is a list of creators who will be attending! For more information, visit: tocomix.com
David Namisato @DavidNamisato
David has worked on comics such as Zombies Vs Cheerleaders, and The Gutters, as well as contributing art for various comics related sketch card series for 5finity Productions and Cryptozoic Entertainment. David’s creator-owned comics include Life After the B.O.E., a webcomic and graphic novel about teaching English in Japan, and a fantasy adventure series, The Long Kingdom. David sings Jpop and Anime songs at karaoke.
Derrick Chow @DerrickChow2
Derrick Chow is an illustrator and cartoonist who's appeared in many publications, including the Toronto Star, Briarpatch Magazine, and the Literary Review of Canada. His recent works include the short comic «Mooncake Madness» in Hogtown Horror and illustrating the picture book Come Play With Me for Norwood House Press. He lives in the West End of Toronto with his husband and coterie of teddy bears.
Sam Noir @HeySamNoir
Sam Noir is a writer, cartoonist, toymaker, and in the case of his collaborations with Gwen Howarth, a typist. His work includes the cover for Chapterhouse Comics Summer Special featuring Captain Canuck and the Pitiful Human Lizard, and he has contributed to Steampunk Originals from Arcana, Monstrosity from Alterna, Cerebus Low Society, Toronto Comics, Strange Romance, Hogtown Horror and is the co-creator of indie comics such as Munchsters, Victorian Four, Holmes vs Moriarty, Zip Kramer, and Major North. His web comic Sunny and Owl Girl is featured on the geek culture website Rogues Portal. He is also a product developer at Odeon Toys, including the official Captain Canuck and E-Man action figures.
Aaron Broverman @Broverman
A native of Surrey, B.C., Aaron Broverman is a published freelance journalist for outlets such as Yahoo, Yellow Pages, Vice, NOW Magazine, TVO.org and BlogTO, he's also the host of a podcast called Speech Bubble where he interviews locals involved with comics. Aaron and Colton's particular work would not have been possible without Peter McSherry's book What Happened to Mickey? from Dundurn Press.
Cleopatria Peterson @Cleopatriia
Colton Thomas Gilson is a starving artist who crawled from the forest and into the city of Toronto with only a pen and the scruff on his chin. His works have been featured in galleries such as the Arts & Letters Club, Project Gallery, Humber Lakeshore and OCADU Campus Gallery Space as well as in the slums of artist alley at Fan Expo and Toronto Comic Con. His storyboarding credits include Air Canada: Homecoming and a segment animated by Anthony F. Schepperd for the short film Sandman: 24 Hours. You can find him in Kensington Market or lost inside the AGO.
Marcia Iwasaki @TamikosArt
Marcia Iwasaki is an artist, author and designer who is always on the lookout for things that bring whimsy to life. She can often be found snapping a shot, studying the light, appreciating the single bloom of a flower, coaxing squirrels and greeting the neighbourhood cats.
Marcia works on a wide range of projects from illustration, design to comics and zines. She enjoys writing poetry, but this is her first foray into comic writing.
Emma Burkeitt @EmmaMochii
Emma is a Toronto-based artist, designer, and game developer. A recent graduate from OCAD University, she now works at Reptoid games. In her last year of school, she and a group of friends made the game Pitfall Planet and released it on Steam. She has always been in love with drawing but is new to making comics. You may know her as that nerd who's always cosplaying something.
Brenna Baines @pangolinart
Brenna is excited to be a part of her first anthology! Born and raised in the GTA, she's just finished her final year of animation at Seneca College. Drawing, writing, and animating stories is her life. Besides comics, she's a fan of ocean life, burgers, and anything involving giant robots. Her dog and cat are probably both super proud of her.
Steven Andrews @CardboardShark
Steven Andrews works in the casual gaming industry, and has led the Toronto Comics Anthology since it began in 2014.